Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 24, 2013
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Ellis Statement on SCOTUS Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

"I am glad the Supreme Court has decided that more discussion and deliberation is needed on the issue of using race as one of many criteria in admissions decisions. This is a victory for the University of Texas, the state and people of Texas.

"This decision ensures that the well-established use of affirmative action to ensure diversity on campus can be maintained. I hope the extended review of this issue continues that policy. Importantly, the court ruling means no legislative action is needed and that we can take a wait and see approach next session.

"I am gratified by Justice Ginsberg's determination that Texas has done everything it was supposed to do under Grutter. I hope the appeals court hears that message loud and clear."

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